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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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homosexual California: San Francisco 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 224. Pg. 224: "Erik Simms, the baritone voice and conducting hand of the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra had been the most flamboyant and beloved leader that the city had had in many years... rise in respect and stature both as an accomplished violinist/conductor and as the unquestioned leader of the largest single population of gays in the United States. "; Pg. 226: "Through music, Eric [sic] could express to the world the fountain of feelings that were bottled inside without ever having to use the word 'homosexual' or 'gay.'... He was openly gay but perceived among the straight viewers as not being 'pushy' about it. His advice was sought by every gay and lesbian group in the city--advice he always gave and causes that he occasionally participated in--the patriarch whose advice was always good and forever sought. " [More about this character and his backstory, pg. 224-231. He is the 'Dark Queen' in the ERIS camp, and one of the novel's main characters.]
homosexual California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 112. "The beasties were out tonight. Mohawks and piercings, Barbie Doll transexuals, and... "
homosexual California: San Francisco 2366 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 131. [1] [Harry Kim's roommate at Starfleet Academy turns out to be a simpering stereotype of a homosexual.] "George finally turned toward him, and in the moonlight Harry could see naked anguish in his eyes. 'I've been a fool, Harry, and it's a little tough to admit that to myself.'

'What are you talking about?' Harry was genuinely puzzled. There was a long silence in which Harry could hear George breathing, as though he weren't quite getting enough oxygen.

'When I saw you with that woman tonight, it was clear how you feel about her. And--I just didn't realize.'

'Realize what?'

A sound of exasperation emitted from George, half a laugh, half an ironic expletive. 'Are you so dense, Harry? Do I have to spell it out?'

Harry felt trapped and confused. He couldn't imagine what was making his friend act like this, couldn't wrap his mind around whatever it was George was trying to say. 'George, please, I honestly don't understand.' "

homosexual California: San Francisco 2366 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 132. [2] "George stood up, the moon catching one side of his face while the other remained in darkness. His one visible eye looked immeasurably sad. 'I love you, Harry. I'm in love with you. And I thought you felt the same way.'

Harry stared at him, suddenly understanding everything, realizing that he was the one who'd been a fool. It had never occurred to him that George had made this assumption about their relationship. And he blamed himself for not seeing the obvious.

'George, I'm sorry. I've been pretty stupid.' " [In a completely unbelievable turn of events, Harry Kim learns that his roommate George is "in love " with him. Somehow they've been roommates at Starfleet Academy for many months, spent a lot of time together, and George never figured out that Harry is heterosexual, while Harry never figured out that George is not. This "24th Century " scene seems rooted in 1970s stereotypes.]

homosexual California: San Francisco 2366 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 132. [3] "But George was shaking his head. 'I made assumptions because I wanted to make them,' he admitted. 'You didn't date women, you seemed to enjoy my company, we did things together . . . I interpreted those things in the way that made me happy.'

'But there was never anything romantic between us . . .'

'I wanted there to be. But I told myself it would come with time. And I liked being with you so much that I didn't want to take the risk of pushing it.' He shook his head ruefully. 'If I'd been honest with myself, I'd have known I was fantasizing. But I didn't want to admit it. I loved you too much.'

Harry... went to his friend and put his arms around George... and they stood like that for a long time, locked in a healing embrace. Then George pulled away. 'I have to request a change of rooms... It'd be too difficult to live with you now. I hope you understand.'

'Of course I do.' "

homosexual Canada 1979 Hauman, Glenn. "Chasing Hairy " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 102. "Have you ever seen... Jean-Paul Beaubier ski? "
homosexual Canada 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 162. "Canada was once rich, and monolithic. As someone else said, Canadian artists expressed alienation. Now they express differences: gay Canadians, Coptic Canadians, Armenian Canadians, Italian Canadians. "
homosexual Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 314. "I got crabs from the boyfriend after Paul. While I didn't particularly mind a bit of physical infidelity (mental infidelity was another matter), I was dismayed at the physical consequences it had on me. I was going through a particularly busy time at the university and had started swimming again. I convinced myself the itch was due to the chlorine. I almost fainted when I actually saw what was crawling around. Not only at discovering the denial of what my body had been telling me but also the idea of these small horror movie creatures, with their white legs and prehistoric-looking form. I considered shaving off my pubic hair, but realized the simple powder was an easier solution.

After swimming I took up weights. Not only did I get to ogle beautiful men, but it also gave me a good topic of conversation those days, since it seemed every gay man I met was going to the gym as well. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

homosexual Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 317. "'Don't listen to that crap,' he tossed, his eyes elsewhere, sneaking a look at who his ex-boyfriend was talking to elsewhere in the bar. 'Why would you follow some stupid trend? Why would you need to follow the crowd? Gay people can be so superficial.' His attention altered to watch a tall brunet across the floor. 'That's not a comment on you--it's just, why would you want to?' "
homosexual Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 29. [Personal ads] "'Any race, religion, political party, sexual preference okay,' one of the ads read. 'NO SMOKERS.' In caps. "
homosexual Europe 1942 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 164. "...Sophie Nixon... I recall Sophie as round-featured, but not at all cute... She smoked constantly so her horsey teeth were yellow stained. Her hair and breath reeked of sour tobacco smoke. Her skin was dull and flat--again from those damn fats.

Like most of the men in Century A, I knew that Sophie was as lusty as a cat in heat. She preferred men to women, but would take women and if she couldn't get women just about anything would do. I'm not kidding--the stories about her role in the girl-and-pony show at the Legion Hall were common currency back then. "; Pg. 165: "Most of the men felt the same and the women in our Century [squad] were off Sophie for some obscure reason based in feminine politics. "

homosexual Europe 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 198. "Altogether, with his carefully combed black hair and short-sleeve button-down shirt (pen in breast pocket), he reminded me of those Mormon missionary boys you sometimes run into in the European capitals, with badges on their lapels that say 'Elder Anderson' or 'Elder Carpenter.' And as it turned out, the association was prophetic. Ben was a Mormon, as I soon learned, albeit from Fremont, Calif., not Utah. No doubt in earlier years he'd done the very same European 'services,' handing out pamphlets to confused homosexual tourists who'd thought he might be cruising them. "
homosexual Europe 2023 Haldeman, Joe. The Forever War. New York: Avon Books (1997; first ed. 1975); pg. 111. "' many of you are homosexual?' Nobody. 'That doesn't really surprise me. I am, of course, I guess about a third of everybody in Europe and America is.' "
homosexual Florida 1994 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 252. "'Why is it, Troy, that men naturally assume that nay woman who has sexual relations with men could not possibly be interested in having sex with another woman? Is this another example of their fundamental belief in their own innate superiority?' She didn't wait for an answer. Carol turned around again to talk to Nick. 'And in case you're wondering, the answer is no, I'm not a lesbian. I am relentlessly heterosexual, as much because of my San Fernando Valley middle class background as anything. But I will admit that sometimes I grow tired of men and what I call their baboon demonstrations.' "
homosexual Florida 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 244. "She always felt slightly dazed and suspicious when she visited P-town, just as she did in Key West and Palm Springs and the Berkshires, any place where gay couples could act just like everybody else. Any place, really, where people made being happy look easy. "
homosexual galaxy -4990 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Elven Star. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 301. "The Patryns of the Labyrinth share everything--food, lovers, children. Binding vows are vows of friendship, closer akin to a warrior's vow than marriage vows. A binding may take place between a man and a woman, between two men, or between two women. The ceremony was more common among squatters than runners, but occasionally runners bound themselves to a partner. Haplo's parents had been bound. "
homosexual galaxy 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 190-191. "The Ceruleans had six sexes; the Tripedals had three. Consequently the mating exercise that produced Algren Eighteen was composed of two Tripedals and two Ceruleans. The Tripedals undoubtedly thought the entire proceeding was a touch kinky. As a result, Algren Eighteen turned out trisexual. Be that as it may. "
homosexual galaxy 1985 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 1: The Invaders Plan. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1985); pg. 505. "'Now, two more things.'

'M . . . more?'

'On that ship there will be a young homosexual. You are not to associate with or speak to him. You must remain unknown to him. He is an enemy spy.' "

homosexual galaxy 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 277. "Jay tried to picture Tisianne--male or female--in the midst of a lesbian orgy. Found it wasn't that hard a stretch. Now that he was actually inside the forbidden zone, Jay found it wasn't all that exciting... Unfortunately, an awful lot of them had shapes more reminiscent of overstuffed armchairs than bathing beauties... "
homosexual galaxy 1994 Benford, Gregory. Furious Gulf. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 253. [Actual year that novel takes place is unknown, perhaps 2000 years in the future.] "They had the usual two sexes and four genders, with both varieties of homosexuals wearing customary hair, symphonies of oblique provocation. " [The author here dates himself by indicating his belief in a 'binary' theory of sexuality that was popularly believed by Western intellectuals in the 1990s.]
homosexual galaxy 2100 Willis, Connie. "All My Darling Daughters " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1979); pg. 234. [Year estimated.] Pg. 234: "'Tavvy, hi! When did you get back?' She is always too sweet for words. We played lezzies as freshmen, and sometimes I think she's sorry it's over. 'There's a great party,' she said. "; Pg. 237: [Arabel and Octavia discuss the fact that the men on campus have seemed uninterested in having sex with them since returning from summer break.] "'Don't worry, Arabel, if we have to go lezzy again, you know you're my first choice.'

She didn't even look particularly happy about that. "

homosexual galaxy 2150 Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)

; pg. 203.

"'I understand your Race is bisexual. As it happens I'm being male today, myself. Does this suit you? Would you prefer me to be female?' "
homosexual galaxy 2200 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 262. "'Well, there really isn't any reason why women should put up with it,' he replied, with a smile. 'Even before nanosurgical techniques, transsexual operations were being performed on Earth as early as the late twentieth century... Transsexuals were unable to reproduce at first, but by the next century, the developments in nanosurgery were able to give them capability. And by the mid-twenty-first century, doctors had already performed a number of operations allowing males to give birth...' " [More.]
homosexual galaxy 2250 Lupoff, Richard A. "With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 644. "So we got: N'Afghanistan, N'Albania, N'Andorra, N'Argentina, N'Australia, N'Austria, N'Belgium, N'Bhutan, N'Bolivia, N'Brazil, N'Bulgaria, N'Burma . . . yuwanna be bored, read an atlas. Also, we got N'Alabama, N'Alaska, N'Arizona, N'Arkansas and 49 more.

Also we got worlds colonized by religious nuts, diet faddists, hobbyists, political fanatics, sado-masochists, alcoholics, lotus-eaters and a few hundred other kinds of loonies. Also we had a few worlds colonized by homosexuals of both types, but they didn't breed true in captivity and they died out. "

homosexual galaxy 2266 Anderson, Poul. "Appendix A: Design for Two Worlds " in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 255. [On planet Chujo, among native sentient species.] "Male and female look almost identical except during mating. Yet no signs of homosexual behavior have been noticed... "
homosexual galaxy 2300 Banks, Iain M. The Player of Games. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 24. [Actual year unknown.] "'There's something very . . . I don't know; primitive, perhaps, about you, Gurgeh. You've never changed sex, have you?' He shook his head. 'Or slept with a man?' Another shake. 'I thought so,' Yah said. 'You're strange, Gurgeh.' She drained her glass.

'Because I don't find men attractive?'

'Yes; you're a man!' She laughed.

'Should I be attracted to myself, then?' "

homosexual galaxy 2374 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 201. "Everyone was willing to accept Chakotay's decision on that matter, although Brad Harrison and his partner, Noah Mannick, asked to stay together, a request Chakotay was happy to accommodate. They had only recently become a couple and were still in the early flush of romantic intensity. "
homosexual galaxy 2400 Anderson, Poul. "The Longest Voyage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1960); pg. 253. [Year estimated] "'...Ken ye nay the legend, that once all things did as man commanded, an' 'twas an Andayman's lazy fault that now men must work? For see ye, 'twas nay too much that he told his ax to cut down a tree for him, an' told the faggots to walk home, but when he told 'em to carry him, then God was wroth an' took the power away...' "
homosexual galaxy 2500 Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam (1984); pg. 38. "'Because, afterwards, I intend to do just what I want with you.'...

He said: 'I'm not . . . Not het--heterosexual.'...

'Wouldn't you know! My luck. . . . No, you don't have to say any more!' " [More.]

homosexual galaxy 2500 Leigh, Stephen. Dark Water's Embrace. New York: Avon (1998); pg. xiii. "una tortillera: Human, from Spanish: in extremely vulgar usage, a lesbian. "
homosexual galaxy 2500 Leigh, Stephen. Dark Water's Embrace. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 42. "Lacina was my college roommate, and my friend. At the time, I was still mainly heterosexual, though I'd already had my first tentative encounters with women. I think Lacina suspected that I was experimenting, but we never really talked about it. I dated guys and slept with some of them, just as she did, so if on rare occasions a girlfriend stayed overnight, she just shrugged and said nothing. One Friday night in my junior year, neither of us had a date. We were drinking cheap wine and watching erotic holos in our apartment, and the wine and the holos had made us both silly and horny. I remember putting my arm around Lacina, playfully, and how sweet her lips where when I finally leaned over to kiss her... We tumbled into my bed and I made love to her, and showed her how to make love to me. But the next morning when the wine fumes had cleared... it was never the same between us. There was a wall inside Lacina... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual galaxy 2700 Emerson, Jane. City of Diamond. New York: DAW (1996); pg. 44. "'There are two citycops on beat up there somewhere. What'll they think if they see us?'

'I imagine they'll think we're having sex.'

'Are you out of your mind?' Spider disappeared farther into the darkness. 'Sodomy's a death offense!'

'They aren't as picky about these tribal taboos on court level, Spider. I suspect they have an entirely different set of taboos. Relax . . .' "

homosexual galaxy 3000 Le Guin, Ursula K. "The Word for World is Forest " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 32. Pg. 32: "'They have games, sports, hobbies, films, teletapes of every major sporting event... liquor, marijuana, hallies, and a fresh batch of women at central. For those unsatisfied by the Army's rather unimaginative arrangements for hygienic homosexuality. They are spoiled rotten, your frontier heroes...' "; Pg. 69: "Hard up as the men were, they didn't leave even one of the females alive to rape. They had all agreed with Davidson beforehand that it was too damn near perversity. Homosexuality was with other humans, it was normal. These things might be built like human woman but they weren't human, and it was better to get your kicks from killing them, and stay clean. That had made good sense to all of them, and they stuck to it. "
homosexual galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 631. "I thought of Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra, Abelard and Heloise, George Wu and Howard Sung. All star-crossed lovers. Suicide and poison... "
homosexual galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 184. "'I'm God. An what is more, I will not wink at a single sip of wine or an occasional lustful gaze. I set a higher standard than that. And I'm not altogether sure I approve of homosexuality, so mind your step.'

'I didn't do anything.'

'No, but you were thinking of it.' "

homosexual galaxy 4000 Gilman, Carolyn Ives. Halfway Human. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 182. "Since no one seemed at all secretive... I ventured to ask, 'Are same-sex partnerships as common as cross-sex ones?'

They disagreed--Auri holding they were not, Gambion holding they were, Bors siding with Gambion, Linna tactfully abstaining. From the discussion, I gathered that sexuality is seen as a spectrum, with bisexuality the 'normal' state, and strict homo- and heterosexuality the rare extreme at either end. However, value judgments are not attached; the attitude is very much chacun a son gout. "

homosexual galaxy 4100 Weber, David. Echoes of Honor. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1998); pg. 89. "'Because not every off-worlder does,' Katherine said. She glanced at her husband and her sister for a moment, then back at Allison, almost challengingly. 'Some seem to find some of our lifestyle 'adjustments' . . . morally offensive.'

'If they do, that's their problem, not yours,' Allison replied with a shrug. Inwardly, she wondered which off-worlder had been stupid enough to step on Katherine Mayhew's toes . . . and to hope it hadn't been a Manticoran. She didn't think it would have been. For the most part, the Star Kingdom refused to tolerate intolerance, although it was less self-congratulatory about it than Beowulf, but she could call to mind one or two Sphinxians who might have been prudish enough to offend. Given the enormous disparity between male and female births, Grayson attitudes towards homosexuality and bisexuality were inevitable, and Sphinx was by far the most straitlaced of the Star Kingdom's planets... "

homosexual galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 72. "Emperor Elrood IX, aware of Hasimir Fenring's deadly skills, had made him of use in a number of clandestine operations... Elrood even suspected Fenring's role in Crown Prince Fafnir's death... Over the years, Fenring had murdered at least fifty men and a dozen women, some of whom had been his lovers, of either sex. He took a measure of pride in being a killer who could face the victim or strike behind his back, without compunction. "
homosexual galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 114. "'You understand perfectly. We must conceive a child by you, Vladimir Harkonnen. A daughter.'

The Baron staggered backward, then chuckled as he brushed a tear of mirth from his eyes. 'You'll have to look elsewhere, then. I have no children, nor is it likely I'll ever have any. The actual procreation process, involving women as it does, disgusts me.'

Knowing full well the Baron's sexual preferences, Mohiam made no response. Unlike many nobles, he had no offspring, not even illegitimate ones... " [More.]

homosexual galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 112. "Because the maz were couples. They were always couples. A sexual partnership, heterosexual or homosexual, monogamous, lifelong. More than lifelong, for if widowed they never remarried. They took and kept each other's name. The Fertiliser's wife, Ang Sotyu, had been dead fifteen years, but he was still Sotyu Ang. "
homosexual Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 160. "* Yukio Mishima: 'To samurai and homosexual the ugliest vice is femininity. Even though their reasons for it differ, the samurai and the homosexual do not see manliness as instinctive but rather as something gained only from moral effort.'

...* And what of those who are neither warriors nor gayboys? Does it not also require of them moral effort to establish the certainty of their manhood? If so, what regimen must these others undertake?
homosexual Greece -479 B.C.E. Wolfe, Gene. Soldier of the Mist. New York: Tor (1986); pg. xiii. [In ancient Greece.] "Despite the modern myth, exclusive homosexuality was rare and generally condemned, although bisexuality was common and accepted. "
homosexual Grenada 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 81. "High on the walls, out of reach of scribblers, old AIDS posters warned against deviant sex-acts in stiffly accurate health-agency prose. "
homosexual Guatemala 2025 Shepard, Lucius. "Fire Zone Emerald " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1987); pg. 106. "For thirty or forty minutes, Mathis kept up a line of chatter... He launched into a polemic condemning the new statues protecting the rights of prostitutes ('Part of the kick's bein' able to bounce 'em 'round a little, y'know.')... and then proposed the theory that every President of the United States has been a member of a secret homosexual society ('Half them First Ladies wasn't nothin' but guys in dresses.') "
homosexual Hell 1985 Bear, Greg. "Dead Run " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 159. Pg. 159: "'You. Why are you going to Hell?'... 'What did you do?'...

'I loved God. I loved Jesus. But, dear Lord, I couldn't help it. I'm gay. I never had a choice. God wouldn't send me here just for being gay, would he?' ";

Pg. 160: "The young man who was gay took my hand. I felt like pulling away, because I've never been fond of homos. But he held on and he said, 'Thank you. You must be taking a big risk.' "

homosexual Illinois 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 237. "Hal Esterhaz, the hero of The Divided Man, was a homicide detective in Monroe, Illinois... He drank a lot, but for years had been a respected police officer with an uncomfortable secret: he was bisexual. His guilt over his sexual longings for other men accounted not only for his drinking, but also for occasional brutality with arrested criminals... Hal Esterhaz is assigned to the case, and recognized the victim as a regular patron of one of Monroe's gay bars. He had once had sex with the man. Of course he suppressed the information about his fugitive relationship with the victim when he files his report. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
homosexual Italy: Rome 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 149. "Since the Middle Ages the Spanish Stairs had been the center of corruption in Rome. Rising from the Piazza di Spagna to the gardens of the Villa Borghese in a broad, long sweep, the Spanish Stairs are, have been, and always will be swarming with vice. Pimps lounge on the stairs, whores, perverts, lesbians, catamites. Insolent and arrogant, they display themselves and jeer at the respectables who sometimes pass. "
homosexual Kansas 2030 Huggins, G. Scott. "Bearing the Pattern " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 61. Pg. 61: "Except for her current girlfriend, Nenya, everyone called her Peace...

Soon, she turned to the obligatory beginning-of-the-year state-your-name-and-major ritual. 'First of all, I'm Peace Crenner, and this is my partner, Nenya. I'm the president of Free Women for Choice on campus...' ";

Pg. 75: "...and I knew: Peace was in love with Marta Krovikian!. But there was not, could not, be reciprocation... " [Other refs. not in DB.]

homosexual Lebanon 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 84. "'...Our friend may not have been tortured by every country in the Middle East, as he claims, but he's been arrested by most of them... Egypt suspected he was an antiquities smuggler. The turks claimed he was trying to buy hashish in bulk. The Lebanese--' Brickell stopped to laugh. 'The Lebanese said he was trying to find his way into the homosexual underground to seek out some forbidden aphrodisiacs.' "
homosexual Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 93. "The first feature was Martial Arts Mistress; it detailed the fistic and amorous exploits of a melon-breasted, bisexual Chinese girl named Chen Li, who slept her way up the ladder of the emperor's court so she ultimately could assassinate the evil prime minister, he who had seduced and killed her sister. The film's highlight was a kung fu love battle between Chen Li and the minister, culminating with them both vaulting impossibly high and achieving midair... " [More]
homosexual Massachusetts: Boston 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 137. "'...He is a collector of Americana. But very eclectic. Mr. Thrope has helped him with many items... A drawing by Jeffry Dahmer...' " [More on Dahmer, pg. 138. Referring to the famous gay serial killer.]
homosexual Massachusetts: Boston 2000 Lowenthal, Michael. "Into a Mirror " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1998); pg. 233. "The Same Embrace is the story of Jacob and Jonathan Rosenbaum, identical twins who, though close as boys, choose radically different lives as adults: Jacob as a gay activist in Boston and Jonathan as an Orthodox Jew in Israel. " [Refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
homosexual Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 46. Pg. 46: "Let's see, you're a woman. A black woman. A black woman who came up through the ranks. A black, ex-ranker, divorced woman. A black, ex-ranker, divorced, gay woman. A black, ex-ranker, divorced, gay woman in charge of a ship. A black, ex-ranker, divorced gay woman in command of a ship thrown back three thousand years in time with a crew getting more hysterical by the moment. What else could happen? ";

Pg. 271-274: A bed scene in which the lesbian character Alston initiates a previously heterosexual Native American teenager into a long-term lesbian relationship.;

Pg. 443: "'Oh, great, I stop puking my guts out for the first time in sixty hours, and what do I get? The Loony Lesbian Sailors' Comedy Hour.' " [Alston is a major character, although the novel features few references to her homosexuality. Also pg. 425.]

homosexual Massachusetts: Nantucket 1998 Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 428. "'...Next item, the everybody-means-everybody-no-exceptions part of the Declaration of Rights. No abridging citizens' rights on the grounds of race, religion, origin, gender or sexual orientation. The codicil covers things for damn fools again, in case we get many down the road. We didn't put in anything for green-eyed dwarves with two heads, on the assumption you can't cover all the angles.'

'Excuse me, Chief.'...

'Yes, Lisa?'...

'Why do we need to include, um, sexual orientation? Isn't that special rights for some and not others? Those people are covered by the general rights, aren't they?'

Alston... leaned forward... 'As one of those people, Ms. Gerrard---three times over, black, gay, and female--it's my experience that we're not covered by general provisions unless it's made quite plain. Which is why, fo' example, I lost custody of my children, in fact couldn't even ask for it. Accordingly, I'm for that provision. Strongly. Very strongly.' "

homosexual Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 1. "Harry knew very well that samples imply relics; and a conviction for the illegal export of Mexico's ancient Maya relics is among the surest ways for a scholar to become an expert on the kinks of homosexual predators in some Mexican prison. "
homosexual Minnesota 1982 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 33. "The thoughts of Molly's mother were no better. She suspected Molly might be a lesbian, so rarely was she seen with men. "
homosexual Nebraska 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 241. "Her smoky voice rang out... her first real hit, Number 2 on the alternative charts: not bad at all for a thirty-seven-year-old lesbian folksinger from Nebraska. " [Many other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
homosexual Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 379. "'...I was gonna give him that gold chain and then drop the hammer on his ass.'... What if these men thought he wanted to sodomize Crane? "
homosexual New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 13. "...three hundred noisy, unraged, and well-dressed Christians were now surrounding the Preservation Institute.... PROCREATION IS SACRED... A GOOD PARENT IS A MARRIED PARENT... GOD LOVES LESBIANS, GOD HATES LESBIANISM, proclaimed a [protest sign] "
homosexual New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 15. [at an artificial insemination center] Pg. 15: "Glancing away from a dead secretary of state, Five Twenty-eight offered Murray an ardent smile. Black turtleneck jersey, straight raven hair, scruffy brown bomber jacket, eye shadow the iridescent green of Absecon Inlet: she looked like a fifties beatnik, mysteriously transplanted to the age of sperm banks. 'I don't care whether I get a girl or boy,' she said abruptly. 'Makes no difference. Everybody thinks dykes hate boys. Not true.' "; Pg. 16: "'Oh, yeah--I've seen that place,' said the lesbian. 'Tell me, is it true people are always shooting [photographing] each other screwing?'

'A few of our clients do that, yes.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]

homosexual New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 16. "'Georgina Sparks.' She gave him a jaunty handshake. 'Tell me honestly, do I strike you as insane? It's insane to try raising a kid alone, everybody says, especially if you're a dyke. I was living with my lover and, matter of fact, we split up over the whole idea. I'm real big on babies. Laurie thinks they're grotesque.'

'You're not insane.' She was insane, he thought. 'Isn't 'dyke' an offensive word?'

'If you said it, Murray Katz'--Georgina grinned slyly--'I'd kick your teeth in.' " [One of main characters is a lesbian.]

homosexual New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 42. "'Look at us,' said his friend... 'The all-American family. Who'd ever know it's a hermit, a bastard, a dyke, and a deity?...' "
homosexual New Jersey 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 7. [Key to book]

Pg. 7: "Licorice, Candy -- Lesbian 'wife' to Miss Pinch. ";

Pg. 8: "Pinch, Miss -- Lesbian-sadist Rockecenter employee who lives with Candy Licorice and has $40,000 of Gris' money. "

homosexual New Jersey 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 11. "Females are vicious, treacherous, lying beasts who spend every waking minute conniving amongst themselves, plotting and scheming how to destroy every single male... Take those two Earth lesbians, Miss Pinch and Candy, for example. Miss Pinch took all my money and locked it up in a safe. I was broke and wanted it back. Earth psychology, which is never wrong, has something they call 'aversion therapy.' (In the Apparatus we call it 'torture.') So I tied them up and despite their protests raped them both. What did they do? Did they adhere to the unwavering truths of psychology? No! They ended up liking it!

'Inkswitch,' they said... 'we renounce Rockecenter's Psychiatric Birth Control which advocates homosexuality to reduce the population and will pay you to live with us and do that again and again.' " [Many other refs. to these lesbian characters, not in DB.]

homosexual New Jersey 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 131. "That the lighthouse was witnessing an endless parade of Phoebe and Georgina's girlfriends both Saphic and Platonic... "

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